Hertel, Rüdiger

Date of birth:
August 26th, 1919 (Bromberg/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
August 27th, 1995 (Bergneustadt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 11. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant I. / Schützen-Regiments 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Adjutant Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Details:
Awarded for his six wounds inflicted on the 5th of March 1942, 1st of April 1942, 8th of July 1943, 3rd of September 1944, 17th of September 1944 and the 21st of September 1944.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Marcel Gillen
  • Photo: Marcel Gillen
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006
    - Scheibert H., Die Träger Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und der Waffen-SS, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, 1986, ISBN 978-3790902839
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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